The seventh Seoul Drama Awards was held on August 30 at 5:30 p.m. It was a global festival, in which many countries, including China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Columbia, Turkey, the UK, Germany, and the U.S., participated. Shin Hyun Jun, an actor who has a great sense of humor, and Han Go Eun, an actress who is good at speaking English, hosted the awards.
It was also a day JYJ’s Yoo Chun proved his high popularity again. Yoo Chun won Best Actor (in Hallyu Special) for his acting in the drama series Rooftop Prince. Best Actress (in Hallyu Special) and Best Drama Series (in Hallyu Special) were also given to the lead actress in Rooftop Princeand the series. Yoo Chun also won Most Popular Actor.
Best Drama Series (in serial/series) was given to the Korean drama series The Princess’ Man, and Best Soundtrack was given to the soundtrack of The King 2 Hearts, sung by SNSD’s Taeyeon.
In addition, the British drama series Sherlock 2 and the German drama series Home Video, which stars Jonas Nay, won many awards. The Chinese actor Nicky Wu won Most Popular Actor along with Yoo Chun, and the Taiwanese actress Zhang Zia Yu won Most Popular Actress.
The grand prize was given to Deep Rooted Tree, a historical drama series about the birth of Hangul.
The 2012 Seoul Drama Awards is sponsored by Seoul Drama Awards Organizing Committee and Korean Broadcasters Association. A total of 201 drama series from 45 countries were submitted this year, and 24 awards were given to actors, actresses, and short, medium-length, and full-length drama series.